The Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay provide needs-based financial assistance for Jewish children from the East Bay (Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and Napa Counties) to attend any Jewish overnight summer camp in the United States or Canada. All overnight camp financial awards are intended to provide “last resort” community resources above and beyond what is contributed by families and individual camps.
For a detailed explanation of eligibility and instructions for the form, click here. (PDF)
For families whose children are attending East Bay Jewish day camps, please contact the camp directly for financial assistance.
For families whose children are attending any other Jewish overnight camp in the United States or Canada,
click here for an online application.
Deadline to apply for other overnight camp scholarships is Friday, March 25, 2016.
In addition to the two Jewish residential camps that serve the Bay Area, any accredited Jewish overnight camp in the U.S. or Canada is eligible for financial assistance. For a list of Jewish overnight camps in the U.S. and Canada, visit jewishcamp.org.
Camps Newman and Tawonga receive block grants, or large dollar amounts, from which to award scholarships based on financial need. Applications are reviewed confidentially and awards determined by each camp’s financial aid committee. Applicants will be notified about award decisions directly by the camp.
For other overnight camps, applications are reviewed without any identifying information (anonymously) by a committee, which will determine awards based on financial need. Applicants will be notified by mid-April. Award checks will be sent directly to the camp.